Carjacking, Hookers, and Grand Theft Auto Coming to iPhone

The jury is out if the old-school top-down style of play will be a hit with gamers

By Scott Weber
|  Wednesday, Sep 2, 2009  |  Updated 8:28 PM EDT
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Carjacking, Hookers, and Grand Theft Auto Coming to iPhone

Rockstar Games

Players will navigate their way through the streets as they uncover the truth behind a tale of crime and corruption within the Triad crime syndicate.

One of gaming’s most popular franchises is coming to one of the world’s most popular phones. Rockstar Games will soon release Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for  iPhone.

The saga follows the story of Huang Lee, a young Triad who travels to Liberty City after the mysterious death of his father. Players will navigate their way through the streets as they uncover the truth behind a tale of crime and corruption within the Triad crime syndicate.

The jury is out though if the old-school top-down style of play will be a hit with gamers used to more first-person action. But Rockstar is hoping it will be.

"Chinatown Wars is a perfect match for the iPhone and iPod touch," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "We are very excited to bring this incredibly ambitious version of Liberty City, with this level of detail and immersive game play on Apple's new gaming platforms."

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is already available for the Nintendo DS™ and plans are to come out with a version for the PlayStation®Portable system.

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